Friday, May 16, 2008

A Simple Question for the Pentagon No-Planers


I understand why the conspiracy theorists all want to get rid of the planes; they (or more precisely, their pilots) are highly inconvenient to their theories. We can believe that Arab terrorists would martyr themselves for jihad; this is fairly commonplace in the Middle East these days. What we cannot understand is why American pilots would intentionally fly their planes into the WTC, Pentagon, and a strip mine in Pennsylvania. Hence, as I have pointed out in the past, almost all the conspiracy fantasists are effectively no planers.

But why would the government not hit the Pentagon with a plane? Most of the 9-11 Truthers do believe that planes were used at the World Trade Center. Granted, many do not believe they were Flights 11 and 175, but they accept that some sort of planes, possibly refueling tankers, were used in those attacks.

So why didn't they use the same type of plane for the Pentagon strike? Was the "planes" line item for the mission over budget? If you think about it, the idea of using a missile or even another type of plane makes least sense at the Pentagon, where you have a lot of military types who know what a missile strike looks like and a lot of pilots and former pilots who are very skilled at identifying aircraft.